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The Ancient Eye is a recurring foe in the Epic Battle Fantasy series, having made its first appearance in the original Epic Battle Fantasy. As per its name, it is usually encountered near ancient buildings and ruins, such as the Kitten Kingdom Ruins (in Epic Battle Fantasy 3) and the Temple of Godcat (in Epic Battle Fantasy 4).


Appearance

The Ancient Eye is comprised of five brown spheres adorned with faint markings. The largest sphere acts as its main body, bearing a single, yellow-orange eye with a slit-like pupil in its center. The other four spheres surround the central sphere, with four spikes protruding from each of them.

Overview

The Ancient Eye uses nothing but non-elemental attacks; while they're not especially powerful, their damage can only be reduced by defensive buffs or offensive debuffs. It delivers the bulk of its damage with physical attacks from its orb "limbs", but it has some spells that can debuff Magic Attack or inflict Syphon, making it particularly annoying for spellcasters like Natalie. As a flying foe, it also tends to have above-average Evade in games where the stat is relevant.

Ancient Eyes are always weak to Bomb, with Thunder or Ice being common secondary vulnerabilities. On the other hand, Earth and Bio are rarely effective against them.

Epic Battle Fantasy

Ancient Eyes appear in the eighteenth and nineteenth waves of the game, serving as the breather between Metaice and Metarock and the Mecha. Their physical attacks are stronger than their magical attacks, but one of their spells hits both players at once and the other can inflict several stacks of Seal.

The Ancient Eye resists Eruption, Fireball, and especially Screamer, but takes extra damage from Thunderbolt, Iceshard, and Airstrike.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

Ancient Eyes use a combination of physical and magical attacks to grind the party down - literally, since their strongest attack turns their orbiting spheres into impromptu buzzsaws. Their physical attacks deal straight damage, but their spells have some nasty side effects; the single-target Pulse has a great chance to inflict several turns of Syphon, while the multi-target Flamethrower frequently cripples the party's Magic Attack. All of their attacks are non-elemental, so there's no way to resist their damage outside of straight stat manipulation. They can also give themselves a massive Attack buff; if this happens, the player should either hit them with Dispel or kill them outright before they can make use of it.

Ancient Eyes are immune to Earth and Poison (both the element and the status), but are weak to Thunder and especially Bomb attacks. Air Strike, Thunderbolt and Plasmacross are the most effective methods to deal with them; Accuracy buffs can be handy to circumvent their good Evade. Syphon is an option to shut down their annoying magic, reducing them to basic physical foes; Berserk locks them into Tackle, but remember that it'll be more powerful thanks to the status.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Ancient Eye relies on physical attacks for the bulk of its damage output, with its magic attacks being more disruptive in nature. Both can inflict Syphon and debuff Magic Attack, but one has stronger effects while the other hits the entire active party at once. Since all of its attacks are non-elemental, the party should focus on keeping their defensive buffs high while hitting the Ancient Eye with offensive debuffs to reduce its damage output and using Syphon resistance to prevent their skills from being locked down.

The Ancient Eye has above-average Accuracy and Evade, with the former being slightly higher than the latter, but its disruption capabilities can be nullified by a taste of its own medicine; in fact, it's severely weak to Syphon, so shutting down its magic is fairly simple.

The Ancient Eye resists Earth and Poison while being weak to Water, Wind, Ice, and especially Bomb. Status-wise, it's immune to Poison but extremely vulnerable to Syphon. With "More Foe Resistance" enabled, it absorbs Earth and Thunder, becomes neutral to Wind, and gains resistances to Stun, Dispel, and Accuracy debuffs.

Statistics

Epic Battle Fantasy

Ancient Eye EBF
Statistics
Wave Stat HP.png Stat Attack.png Stat Defence.png Stat Magic.png Stat Mdef.png
18 27000 0.8 1.1 1 1.1
19 25000 0.7 1.1 1 1.1
Resistances
EBF3 Skill Eruption.png EBF3 Skill Fireball.png EBF3 Skill Thunderbolt.png EBF3 Skill Iceshard.png EBF3 Skill Quake.png EBF3 Skill Seiken.png EBF3 Skill Judgement.png EBF3 Skill Screamer.png EBF3 Skill Airstrike.png
50% 50% -50% -50% - - - 80% -50%

In EBF, foe stats are specifically set per wave, thus two foes of the same type may have different stats (resistances will still be the same). See EBF Foe Waves for a list of all foe waves.


Epic Battle Fantasy 3

EBF3 Foe Icon Ancient Eye.png
Ancient Eye Magical Eye EBF3
Inflicts syphon status and lowers magical attack power. Attacks with no element.
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP.png Stat Attack.png Stat Defence.png Stat Magic.png Stat Mdef.png Stat Accuracy.png Stat Evade.png Exp AP Gold
130 4 4 4 4 4 4.2 22 3 15
Elemental
Resistance
Element Fire.png Element Thunder.png Element Ice.png Element Water.png Element Wind.png Element Earth.png Element Poison.png Element Dark.png Element Holy.png Element Bomb.png
- -60% - - - 100% 100% - - -80%
Status
Resistance
Status Poison.png Status Syphon.png Status Dispel.png Status Doom.png Status Berserk.png Status Stun.png Status Death.png
100% - - - - - -
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack.png StatDown Magic.png StatDown Defence.png StatDown Mdef.png StatDown Accuracy.png StatDown Evade.png
- - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Talisman Metal Gear Hand Bomb Magnet - - -
Name Talisman Metal Gear Hand Bomb Magnet - - -
Chance 100% 80% 60% 40% - - -

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Icon bestiary ebf4 ancient eye.png Ancient Eye EBF4
A mysterious floating eye. Uses non-elemental attacks and can syphon players.
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP.png Stat Attack.png Stat Defence.png Stat Magic.png Stat Mdef.png Stat Accuracy.png Stat Evade.png Exp AP SP Gold Hit2HP
140 4 4 4 4 4.2 4.1 33 2.4 2.4 25 50
Elemental
Resistance
Element Fire.png Element Thunder.png Element Ice.png Element Earth.png Element Poison.png Element Bomb.png Element Wind.png Element Water.png Element Holy.png Element Dark.png
- - -60% 50% 50% -80% -60% -60% - -
Status
Resistance
Status Burn.png Status Stun.png Status Freeze.png Status Tired.png Status Poison.png Status Dispel.png Status Stagger.png Status Syphon.png Status Wet.png Status Weaken.png Status Curse.png Status Death.png
- - - - 100% - - -100% - - - -
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack.png StatDown Magic.png StatDown Defence.png StatDown Mdef.png StatDown Accuracy.png StatDown Evade.png
- - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Brick Glass Solid Spike Microcontroller - - -
Name Brick Glass Solid Spike Microcontroller - - -
Chance 50% 50% 10% 80% - - -
Status Damage
Damage taken from status effects, in % of maximum health (per turn), including elemental resistances:
Status Burn.png Burn Status Poison.png Poison Status Doom.png Doom
(if Death fails)
Status Regen.png Regen
7% Immune 25% -33.(3)%
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.
Statistics with More Foe Resistance enabled.
Icon bestiary ebf4 ancient eye.png Ancient Eye EBF4
A mysterious floating eye. Uses non-elemental attacks and can syphon players.
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP.png Stat Attack.png Stat Defence.png Stat Magic.png Stat Mdef.png Stat Accuracy.png Stat Evade.png Exp AP SP Gold Hit2HP
140 4 4 4 4 4.2 4.1 33 2.4 2.4 25 50
Elemental
Resistance
Element Fire.png Element Thunder.png Element Ice.png Element Earth.png Element Poison.png Element Bomb.png Element Wind.png Element Water.png Element Holy.png Element Dark.png
- 200% -60% 200% 50% -80% - -60% - -
Status
Resistance
Status Burn.png Status Stun.png Status Freeze.png Status Tired.png Status Poison.png Status Dispel.png Status Stagger.png Status Syphon.png Status Wet.png Status Weaken.png Status Curse.png Status Death.png
- 50% - - 100% 50% - -100% - - - -
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack.png StatDown Magic.png StatDown Defence.png StatDown Mdef.png StatDown Accuracy.png StatDown Evade.png
- - - - 50% -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Brick Glass Solid Spike Microcontroller - - -
Name Brick Glass Solid Spike Microcontroller - - -
Chance 50% 50% 10% 80% - - -
Status Damage
Damage taken from status effects, in % of maximum health (per turn), including elemental resistances:
Status Burn.png Burn Status Poison.png Poison Status Doom.png Doom
(if Death fails)
Status Regen.png Regen
7% Immune 25% -33.(3)%
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.

Attacks and Abilities

Epic Battle Fantasy

Attack List
Attack Target Power R.Power Type Status Effect RdF
Tackle Single 2300 -- Stat Attack.png Stat Defence.png -- -- -- 10%
Double Tackle Single 3200/2 -- Attack Defence -- -- -- 10%
Pulse Single 600 -- Attack Magic Defence 100% 4x Status Syphon EBF1.png 10%
Flamethrower All 1600/4 -- Attack Magic Defence -- -- -- 10%

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Tackle Single 22 Physical ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Double Tackle Single 33/2 Physical ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Grind Single 44/4 Physical ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Pulse Single 33 Magical ---- 90% 3x Status Syphon.png 100% 10% 10%
Flamethrower All 22 Magical ---- 70% 50% StatDown Magic.png 100% 10% 10%
Buff Self -- -- ---- -- 70% Stat Attack.png -- -- --

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Tackle Single 22 Physical ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Double Tackle Single 32/2 Physical ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Grind Single 44/4 Physical ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Pulse Single 22 Magical ---- 66%
66%
2x
25%
Status Syphon.png
StatDown Magic.png
100% 10% 20%
Flamethrower All 8 Magical ---- 33%
66%
1x
10%
Status Syphon.png
StatDown Magic.png
100% 10% 20%

Battle Logic

The following describes general logic of the enemy and attack patterns, with chances of each attack to be used. Conditions are listed from highest to lowest priority unless specified otherwise.

Epic Battle Fantasy

  • Anything → Tackle (2/6), Flamethrower (2/6), Double Tackle (1/6), Pulse (1/6).

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

  • Berserked → Tackle;
  • Syphoned → Tackle (1/3), Double Tackle (1/3), Grind (1/3);
  • Otherwise → Tackle (1/6), Double Tackle (1/6), Grind (1/6), Pulse (1/6), Flamethrower (1/6), Buff (1/6).

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

  • Berserked and/or Syphoned → Tackle (1/3), Double Tackle (1/3), Grind (1/3);
  • Otherwise → Tackle (1/5), Double Tackle (1/5), Grind (1/5), Pulse (1/5), Flamethrower (1/5).

Trivia

  • The eye of the Ancient Eye is identical to the one on the head of the Sentinel staff.